Under the theme  “Connecting the unconnected to achieve sustainable development”
WTDC-21 is a unique opportunity to develop innovative approaches and new models of collaboration for connectivity and digital solutions in this final Decade of Action to achieve the SDGs .


WTDC-21 will be held in Addis Ababa from 8-19 November 2021​

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Count Down to WTDC-21

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau​

​​In today’s hyper-connected economies, connectivity is not just important; it is absolutely critical.
The success of this final Decade of Action in achieving the SDGs will largely rest on digi​tal solutions.​

H.E. Abraham Belay​

Minister of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia

What unites us all is our commitment to make then world a better place by connecting the unconnect​ed and fast-tracking ICT development for all.
WTDC-21 must become a landmark development conference, not ju​st for Ethiopia. Not just for Africa. But for the entire wo​rld.​
WTDC in Ethiopia
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Road to Addis
Roadmap to Addis The Road to Addis is building momentum towards WTDC, strengthens partnerships and engagement and helps to shape with key stakeholders the WTDC agenda. The events focus on specific issues relevant to digital development and fea​ture the participation of key stakeholders.​​​​

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WTDC in short

In November 2021 WTDC will shape the future of digital development